We’re getting ready to activate our new Library Management Platform and there might be some things you need to do in readiness for this change.
|ASAP - prior to 8 December
||Any saved reports, reading lists, search folders and set alerts made within the current Library Search system will need to be downloaded and saved so they are not lost. Please refer to information on Saved Content in Library SEARCH below.
||UOW Library will switch over to the new system which may result in some in interruption to services. Please refer to information on Anticipated Interruptions below.
New system activated - apreviously downloaded and saved content from ‘Library Search’ prior to December 8, can now be replicated in the new interface.
Some changes will be made to the way you search and access resources. Please refer to information on NEW System Benefits below.
|10 December onwards
||Continued testing, developing and improving to benefit clients.
Saved content in Library SEARCH
Library SEARCH has been powered by EBSCO Information Services for several years and although access to these accounts will be maintained through the databases we are subscribed to, UOW Library will soon be migrating Library SEARCH to a new discovery layer platform which will greatly enhance the user experience.
Unfortunately, once migration occurs there will no longer be direct access to any items saved in personal EBSCO Account folders made through our current Library SEARCH interface. This will include Saved Searches, Search Alerts, Persistent Links to Searches, Articles, eBooks and Pages.
In preparation for the changeover, we suggest a review of any saved items in your personal EBSCO Account. Library resources can be saved directly to your desktop or sent directly via the E-mail function, which will forward through a copy of all citations allowing them to be searched again following the migration.
If you need further information or help, please contact us for assistance.
The following services may be impacted from 22 November to 9 December as the old system is replaced:
- Library catalogue
- Self-Loans - items can be borrowed via the Service Desk
- Alumni and Community Membership Applications - available again following December 9
- Hold items
- Fines processing
- Check your Library Record
- Intercampus and off-campus Library loans from Wollongong Campus or Off-Site Storage borrowing requests - email: firstname.lastname@example.org from COB 26 Nov - 9 Dec
PLEASE NOTE that although current loans data will transfer directly into the new system, historical data of items previously borrowed will no longer be able to be accessed. This information can be saved prior to December 22 by exporting from your Library Patron History: https://iii.library.uow.edu.au/patroninfo >> Login >> Reading History >> Export Reading History.
If you are experiencing any difficulty, please contact us for assistance.
NEW system benefits
The new system will offer streamlined user-centred digital services with improved accessibility to Library resources and an increased ability to improve services based on client needs.
Requests for journal articles previously made through ArticleReach will now be channelled through the Document Delivery service, offering a single sign in and an automatically populated request form. UOW Library are part of a large worldwide consortia called RapidILL and were pioneers of this service in Australia. The system sends article requests with full citations out automatically to other RapidILL libraries in Australia, Asia, the UK and the United States, so the turnaround time can be very quick.
The Library is invested in being future-ready and looks forward to providing integrated search and request functionality with this contemporary upgrade. Moving to this system will position our Library to be part of new and exciting developments for lending between libraries in Australia and worldwide. The new interface will continue to evolve, improving unmediated and enhanced delivery within a streamlined service. This will also make UOW Library part of a group of libraries developing new solutions to provide clients with easy-to-use options to meet their needs.
If you have any further questions in relation to these changes, please contact project sponsor, James Conroy by email email@example.com or phone 02 4221 4505.